The National Committee for Quality Assurance, (NCQA), would like to thank Sparta Community Hospital’s Quality Healthcare Clinics for their dedication to Sustaining their Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition.

The following practices are now Recognized:  Family Health Centre, Coulterville Medical Clinic, Marissa Medical Clinic, Sparta Medical Office, and Steeleville Medical Clinic.  These Quality Healthcare Clinics recognized practice site will be listed on NCQA’s Recognition Directory with a Recognition seal for the program and applicable active recognition dates.

The patient-centered medical home is a model of care that puts patients at the forefront of care. PCMHs build better relationships between patients and their clinical care teams.

Research shows that PCMHs improve quality and the patient experience and increase staff satisfaction—while reducing health care costs. Practices that earn recognition have made a commitment to continuous quality improvement and a patient-centered approach to care.

“NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition raises the bar in defining high-quality care by emphasizing access, health information technology and coordinated care focused on patients,” said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane. “Recognition shows that the listed practices have the tools, systems and resources to provide its patients with the right care, at the right time.”

The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home program reflects the input of the American College of Physicians (ACP), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and others.  It was developed to assess whether clinician practices are functioning as medical homes and recognize them for these efforts.  The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home standards emphasize the use of systematic, patient-centered, coordinated care that supports access, communication, and patient involvement.